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Commissioners hear EWU PUB expansion overview

Cheney council OKs two ACCESS contracts

Thanks to three contracts for data storage, the Cheney Police Department has almost made back the money lost when the Eastern Washington University Police Department decided to part ways with the city regarding dispatch services. At it’s Feb. 9...

ML council approves medical equipment upkeep contract

Medical Lake’s City Council voted unanimously at their Feb. 2 meeting to renew two contracts that help maintain firefighting and medical service readiness in the community. The council renewed a contract with Providence Sacred Heart Engineering...

AH council forwards order for recreation center design

The Airway Heights City Council moved some items forward at its Monday study session to its Feb. 16 meeting. Council forwarded an approval of a task order for scope of work from ALSC Architects for the proposed recreation center on 70 acres near...

Turnbull closed a second time

The apparent revolving door that is access to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge was shut this past weekend, but is now once again open. After Cheney-area resident Gregg Houff reported the refuge had ...

Commissioners hear EWU PUB expansion overview

The Feb. 3 meeting of Cheney's Historical Preservation Commission was mostly an "FYI" affair. The commission did take care of a couple low-key action items. The commission approved a change to their...

Highline shuttle facility in Four Lakes nears start-up

All the parts are nearly in place for Highline Grain's shuttle facility in Four Lakes and the $30 million project will begin accepting and shipping grain soon. "We have a tentative target date for...

Corner Closet Boutique changes owners

If energy and attitude are crucial in the success of a business, then the Corner Closet Boutique in Medical Lake should do just fine under its new owners. Peg Asbury, along with partner Annie Cherry, ...

News Briefs

Planning Commission elects officers Cheney Planning Commission members decided to stay with the status quo by retaining the current chair and vice chair at their regular monthly meeting Feb. 8. The commission reelected Commissioner Vince Barthels,...

Volunteers needed to bring Relay for Life back to Cheney

With a little luck and some help from local volunteers, the Cheney Relay for Life may make a come back this spring. The popular fundraising event held each May for the American Cancer Society,...

Mint Condition donates time, services for Give Kids a Smile Day

Several children in the Cheney area received special dental treatment from Mint Condition Dental for Give Kids a Smile Day, Feb. 5. Give Kids a Smile Day is a program organized through Communities in ...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 2 The Cheney Police Department assisted the Spirit Lake Police Department with a missing person report. The person was located working at a business on the 900 block of First Street. Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the...

Marijuana retailers, producers fear public records requirement compromises privacy, safety

OLYMPIA—When he entered the marijuana industry a little more than a year ago, Jim Mullen said he wanted to help dismantle stigmas surrounding pot. The co-owner of The Herbery — two marijuana shops in Vancouver — Mullen is one of many licensed...

Seniors guide Medical Lake past Lakeside

When it came to needing extra effort on a night crucial to Medical Lake's postseason aspirations for its boy's basketball team, head coach Arnold Brown turned to his seniors. And while each of them...

Medical Lake girl's basketball continues to struggle on court

The offensive spark continued to flicker last week for the Medical Lake girl’s basketball team. The Cardinals lost a pair of Northeast A League games 56-44 at Newport and 48-21 at home to Lakeside on Senior Night. League-leading Lakeside (12-1...

Eastern women at UND, Northern Colorado

With four weeks of Big Sky Conference games remaining, the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team looks to maintain its spot atop the league standings with road games at North Dakota and Northern Colorado. Eastern (16-7, 10-1 Big...

Nine Cheney wrestlers advance to 2A regionals

Cheney High wrestling coach Brad Rasmussen accomplished two goals he had this season: Score more team points at the Great Northern League district championships and have more wrestlers qualify for...

Payback in the plans for Eastern men versus UND, N. Colorado

With some momentum from earning their Big Sky Conference first road wins of the season and a four game winning streak in tow, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has a mission in mind as they return home to Reese Court....

Blackhawk boys hope four isn't a charm at Pullman

Cheney High School boys basketball head coach Gregg Smith hopes there’s truth to the axiom that “it’s difficult to beat a team three times in a season” — plus one. The Blackhawks have lost three times this season to the No. 2 seed Pullman...

Sports Briefs

Bliznyuk earns player of week honor The shooting numbers of 7-of-13 suited Bogdan Bliznyuk just fine in Eastern Washington University’s first two Big Sky Conference men’s basketball road wins of the 2015-16 season. The sophomore forward earned...

Eagles bulk up on O-line, backfield

Eastern Washington restocked its shelves for the future at the offensive line, and with running backs to follow their blocks and a quarterback to throw after announcing their 2016 football recruiting class. Feb. 3 at National Letter of Intent day....

Graham to continue football journey at Idaho

One of the highlights in covering the Cheney High football team's 2015 season was watching senior Ty Graham tear it up on offense and defense. Last week I got to stand among his family, friends,...

Lady Blackhawks loss to Pullman sends them on the road

It took an extra four minutes to do it, but the Pullman High School girls’ basketball team found a way to deny the Cheney girls their first home playoff game in three years. The Greyhounds rallied from a four-point third quarter deficit to tie...

It's (past) time for action on McCleary

On Jan. 25, Washington’s House of Representatives passed House Bill 2366 by a 64-34 vote, meaning there was support. According to a story by Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Olympia Bureau reporter Izumi Hansen, HB 2366 sets up a...

Oregon militants should stand down before it's too late

Sometimes there are events in life that are straight out of a television show or a movie. On Jan. 2 an armed group affiliated with the U.S. militia movement occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. This...

Congress must reject Trans-Pacific Partnership

Last June, the Republican leadership in Congress, including Cathy McMorris Rodgers, was able to pass Trade Promotion Authority that gave President Obama unconstitutional ability to regulate commerce with foreign nations including the fast tract...

Today's railroads emphasize innovation and safety

In January, the American Association of Railroads or AAR published its first-ever state of the railroads annual report focusing on the industry’s economic value, innovations and emphasis on safety. The nation’s railroads have been around for...

Medical Lake chosen as a STEM Lighthouse School

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The state Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) selected the Medical Lake School District as one of the Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Lighthouse Schools for 2016. According to OPSI’s...

Cheney drama gears up for two stage productions

Cheney High School's Drama Club has two plays coming up. They will stage "Little Women" in the Little Theater, Feb. 18-20 at 7 p.m. and then "Beauty and the Beast French Style" at Eastern Washington...

Cheney FBLA club members qualify for state

The Cheney High Future Business Leaders of America completed a great 2016 Northeast Regional Winter Conference at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, Feb. 3. Cheney had 56 of its 67 attending members place in the top six, 159 different times in...

CMS and Westwood FBLA students place in business conference

The FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapters from the Cheney and Westwood middle schools represented the school district spectacularly at the 2016 Northeast Winter Business Leadership...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 16, 2006 Planning commissioners discussed Bi-Mart's plans to move a Type 5 stream east of its planned new location along First Street in Cheney. The Cheney Police Department was...

StageWest holds auditions for 'Getting Sara Married'

StageWest Community Theatre is holding open auditions for its next production, “Getting Sara Married” by Sam Bobrick and directed By Chris Booth. Auditions are Friday Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church...

West Plains Briefs

City services observe Presidents’ Day, Feb. 15 Monday, Feb. 15, is President’s Day, and all city of Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights offices and services will be closed in observance of the holiday. City of Cheney solid waste utility...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1916, W.D. Harper remodeled the downstairs of the Lakeside Hotel [Amber Lake] and put in a good floor and a balcony for music. He plans to hold dances about every two weeks. He purchased a new $550 piano and has a card room...

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Guest pastor Jan Shannon will deliver the message at the Cheney UCC on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Her sermon is entitled “Everyone” based on the text Romans 10:8-13. Special music will be provided by Kate Slyusarev. A...

Obituaries

Terrance James Carlin, 74, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Jan. 31, 2016, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice surrounded by family and friends. He was born May 11, 1941 in Shelby Mont., the son of Thomas Russell Carlin and Margaret Catherine Kimmet. He was the...

 
 
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